(updated 8/8/18)

NO Troop Committee Meeting in August.

Adult Leader Planning Conference
Fri, Aug 10, 5:00p-8:30p at River Oaks
    Garden Club, Westheimer at Kirby
    5:00p - doors open, visiting, byob drinks
    6:00p - dinner
    6:30p - program
Sat, Aug 11, 8:00a-2:45p, at SJD in the
    Hall Life Center
    8:00a - doors open, breakfast
    8:30a - program

Troop Meeting - Tue, Aug 21, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop 55 Kick-off Meeting - Sun, Aug 26, 1:00p-3:00p.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Aug 26, 2:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Aug 28, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Sep 13, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

 

**********  Summer camps  **********

Troop 55 sponsored the following adventures for Summer 2018:

Departure
  dates:
 
June 9 Camp Daniel Boone, NC
June 16 Camp Emerald Bay, CA
July 8 Camp Delatour, CO
July 17 Patagonia, Chile
July 18 Israel
July 23 Camp Morrison, ID

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events

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Sep 4 at 6:30p.

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Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Tevia McLaren via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.

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Volunteers

We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.  Also, you can volunteer by completing the form at this link.  This form gives descriptions of various roles.

 

Advancement reports
Troop 55 is changing to the "Scoutbook" software system for tracking advancement, addresses, camping nights and other info.  Within the next month or two, each scout and his parents will be given access to the Scoutbook system to view advancement reports.  In the interim, to obtain a copy of a scout's advancement report, please contact Amy Barnes, our Advancement Chair, at advancement@troop55.org.  Older advancement reports (as of Mar 6, 2018) are still available by clicking on "Records" under Advancement in the index.

85th Anniversary Gala
Troop 55 will celebrate its 85th birthday with a gala dinner on Nov 15, 2018.  This event will be held at the Houston Junior League building, 6:00p-9:00p.  Click here for Save the Date flyer.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Aug 26, 2:00p-5:00p - Sunday, in Scout Rm
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link

Please report training completions to Steve Mach, T-55's training coordinator, at training@troop55.org.

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